Bass Fishing photo

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more ›

The Jimmy Houston Signature Series casting and spinning rods are moderately priced graphite-glass composites with actions tweaked by the rod’s namesake pro-fishing legend. The rods focus on accuracy, and our test baitcaster did an admirable job.Shimano V-Rod Series Positioned at the company’s high end, this series includes a mind-boggling number of spinning and casting models in both fast and medium-fast and even some in extra-fast tapers for lightning-quick action. You’ll be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t fit even the smallest techy fishing niche. Our seven-foot crankbait test rod got high marks in handling and gave tack-sharp casting accuracy for most of the team.